Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 12 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 28, 2012
OTTAWA, Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day, at 9:33 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Brazeau, Campbell, Demers, Dyck, Meredith, Patterson, Raine, St. Germain, P.C., and Sibbeston (10).
In attendance: Shauna Troniak and James Gauthier, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, February 2, 2012, the committee continued its consideration of Bill S-6, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 11.)
Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat:
Candice Paul, Chief, Co-Chair;
Lawrence Paul, Chief, Co-Chair;
John Paul, Executive Director.
Assembly of First Nations:
Jody Wilson-Raybould, British Columbia Regional Chief;
Karen Campbell, Senior Policy Analyst.
Ms. Paul, Mr. Lawrence Paul and Ms. Wilson-Raybould each made a statement and, together with Mr. John Paul, answered questions.
At 11:30 a.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee